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MSSC 2016 Conference

New Water for Today & Tomorrow 
Las Vegas, NV 
January 27-29, 2016


Opening Remarks & Preview
 

  • Ernesto Avila, P.E. Avila & Associates Consulting Engineers, Inc., Program Director, Multi-State Salinity Coalition 

Opening Keynote Presentation

  • Sally Gutierrez, Director of Environmental Technology Cluster Development & Support Program, EPA, Office of Research & Development (Houston), “Water Technology Innovation” 
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Legislative Session - This session is the traditional Summit Kick-Off Session. Federal and legislative representatives will discuss the future prospects of desalination management and water and energy projects and their financing for the future.

Moderator: John O’Donnell, Senior Partner, Murray, Montgomery & O'Donnell

Speakers: 

  • Christopher Kearney, Senior Professional Staff Member, U.S. Senate, Energy and Natural Resources Committee
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  • Brenna Mannion, Director of Regulatory Affairs and Outreach, National Association of Clean Water Agencies
  • Steve Via, Regulatory Affairs Manager, American Water Works Association 
  • Zane Marshall, Director, Water & Environmental Resources Southern Nevada Water Authority


Where Once There Was ‘Waste’, Now There is Water Session - 
Update on Direct and Indirect Potable Reuse in the Southwestern U.S.

Moderator: Jeremy Jungreis, Senior Counsel, Rutan & Tucker, LLP

Speakers:

  • Gilbert Trejo, Chief Technical Officer, El Paso Water Utilities, and Daniel Olson, Senior Project Manager, Arcadis, “Update on the Pilot Testing of the Purified Water (DPR) Project in El Paso"
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  • Tim Thomure, Associate/Arizona Water Business Group Manager, Water Reuse Practice Lead, HDR Engineering, Inc., "Recycled Water Reuse in AZ"
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  • Julie Labonte, Senior Vice President, MWH Global, “Losing The IPR- DPR Label – In San Diego, the Pure Water Program Is All About Surface Water Augmentation
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  • Mark Holmes, Water Resources Manager, Public Works Department, City of Goodyear, and Deborah Tosline,Hydrologist, Department of Interior, Bureau of Reclamation, “From Brine to Devine - A Story of Waste to Wetlands”
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  • Greg Thomas, General Manager, Rincon Del Diablo Municipal Water District, Escondido, CA, "Discussion of IPR Projects for Small Water Agencies and the Role of Regional Partnerships"
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Luncheon & Keynote Speaker:

  • Estevan Lopez, Commissioner, Department of Interior, Bureau of Reclamation "New Water for Today & Tomorrow" -USBR's Perspective”


Climate Change and Drought Impact on Salinity Management Session - Climate change and drought are increasing pressure on salinity control and management, which already had been a challenge for decades. New technologies, strategies and management approaches to control salinity in the rapidly changing and challenging word are vital for our society. Panel of experts and practitioners in the field will share they vision, expertise and real life practical experience on how we can successfully fight and overcome the natural challenges in the current climate.

Moderator:  Val Frenkel, Principal PM, CH2M

Speakers:

  • Mark Lambert, CEO, IDE Americas, Inc., "Carlsbad & Santa Barbara Desalination"
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  • Pam John, North Water Treatment Manager, Santa Clara Valley Water District, "The New Silicon Valley Advanced Water Purification Center and its Benefits During Climate Change and Droughts"
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  • Jim Lozier, Global Technology Leader for Desalination, CH2M, “Water Forever Whatever the Weather: Perth’s Groundwater Replenishment Project”
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International Experience Session
 - Drought and climate variability knows no borders when it comes to its impact to water supply reliability.  Many of the challenges faced by domestic agencies are ones that have been around for a long time in the international arena.  This session will present examples of how our international partner agencies are responding to these critical challenges in seeking new water.

Moderator: Chuck Cullom, Colorado River Programs Manager, Central Arizona Water Conservation District

Speakers:

  • Horacio Juarez, Senior Project Manager, CDM Smith, El Paso “Brackish Groundwater Treatment Facility for EPCWCID #4”
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  • Malynda Cappelle, Associate Director, The University of Texas at El Paso, “Competing in the Desal Prize & Piloting in Honduras”
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  • Val Frenkel, Principal PM, CH2M, “Qatar Mega Water Reuse Project, IDRIS Programme – Solution in the Middle East”
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  • Jennifer McCloskey, Deputy Regional Director, Department of Interior, Bureau of Reclamation, “The US – Mexico Binational Process for implementation of Minute 319 and Potential Development of Desalination Projects with Mexico”
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  • Rodney Smith, President, Baja Norte Water Resources, LLC, “Desalination Project Development in the State of Baja California, an Innovative Approach to Private/Public Partnerships in Mexico”
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Private/Public Partnership in Desalination Session - This session will explore existing, in-development, and in-planning public/private partnership projects with an emphasis on how financing and funding are being handled.

Moderator: Robert Mace, Deputy Executive Administrator Office of Water Science & Conservation, Texas Water Development Board, President, Multi-State Salinity Coalition

Speakers: 

  • Scott Reinert, Hydrogeologist | Water Resources Manager, El Paso Water Utilities & J Hubble Hausman, CEO, Enviro Water Minerals Company, “Concentrate Recovery of Minerals” 
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  • Bill Swanson, Water Resources Practice Leader, MWH Global, & James Murphy, Executive Manager of Water Resources and Utilities Operations, Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority, "Water Grid Concepts for Funding Seawater Desalination – The Texas Example"
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  • James Busby, District Director, Burgess and Niple, “DyVar Thermal Cyclone Desalination, A Very Small Texas Town Leads Innovation Loving County, Mentone, Texas”
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  • Jorge Arroyo, Water Management Consultant, "A Customers' Response to Drought: Industrial Seawater Desalination in Corpus Christi"
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Opening Keynote Presentation

  • Mike Hightower, Distinguished Member Technical Staff, Sandia Laboratories, “Water Resources and Desal – Looking Back and Looking Forward 10 Years” 
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Desal’s Role in Drought Session - Ocean Desalination Projects & Permitting under the New California Ocean Plan Amendments. This panel will include a review of the May 2015 Ocean Plan Amendments and current implementation efforts, with a particular emphasis on influencing the siting, design and regulatory permitting for ocean desalination projects.

Moderator: Kevin Thomas, Practice Builder, Kimley-Horn Associates, Inc.

Speakers:

  • Kevin Thomas, Practice Builder, Kimley-Horn Associates, Inc., “Ocean Desalination Regulatory Permitting Under the New Ocean Plan Amendments”
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  • Mark Donovan, Doheny Desalination Project Program Manager, GHD International, “South Coast Water District’s Doheny Desalination Facility Demonstration Project” 
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  • Makrom Shatila, Project Manager, Michael Baker International, “Monterey Peninsula Water Supply Project – Unique Design & Construction Approaches”
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New Developments & Technologies Session
 - Today as the Southwest and other parts of the world are facing the challenges general water scarcity oftentimes the result of long term drought, brackish waters in inland areas of the Southwest are being increasingly considered for municipal, industrial and agricultural water supply.  This use of brackish water sources brings with it a whole new set of challenges ranging from the treatment of complex saline waters to disposal of the resulting brine streams. This session focuses on the development of innovative technology to address the treatment of brackish inland waters and associated regulatory issues. 

Moderator: Karl Longley, Professor Emeritus, California Water Institute, California State University, Fresno

Speakers:

  • Eric Dole, West Regional Energy Efficiency Lead, Hazen & Sawyer, & Steve Bigley, Director of Environmental Services, Coachella Valley Water District, “Floc and Drop vs. Shock and Drop: Two Treatment Approaches to Spent Brine Management from Ion Exchange Systems”
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  • Jeremy Anderson, Project Engineer, CDM Smith & Scott Reinert, Hydrogeologist | Water Resources Manager, El Paso Water Utilities, “Proposed Expansion of the Kay Bailey Hutchison Desalination”
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  • Roger Peery, CEO & Steven Finch, Jr., V.P., Principal Hydrogeologist-Geochemist, John Shomaker and Associates, “State of Brackish Water Development in New Mexico: Current Uses, Development and Availability, and Regulatory Challenges”
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  • Jeff Wall, Assistant General Manager - Operations and Maintenance, Eastern Municipal Water District & Graham Juby, Vice President, Carollo Engineers, “Eastern Municipal Water District’s AquaSel Brine Concentration Pilot Project Update” 
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12:30 p.m. Closing Remarks, Summary & Adjourn - Florentine AB

 

2016 Summit Keynote Speakers:
  

Opening Keynote Presentation: Thursday, January 28, 2016 
Sally Gutierrez 

Director of Environmental Technology Cluster Development & Support Program
EPA Office of Research & Development (Houston)
"Water Technology Innovation"

Sally C. Gutierrez is the Director of the National Risk Management Research Laboratory (NRMRL) in Cincinnati, Ohio. NRMRL is one of three Federal research laboratories within the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Research and Development. The Laboratory is responsible for conducting engineering and environmental technology research to support the Agency in development of policy, regulations and guidance to further environmental protection in the U.S. The research staff consists of 400 environmental and chemical engineers, chemists, microbiologists, economists, hydrologists and other scientists and support staff. Key areas of research include: treatment and control of contaminants in drinking water, restoration of ecosystems, control of air pollutants, remediation of contaminated sites, environmental sustainability and environmental technology testing and development.

Mrs. Gutierrez was born and raised in Houston, Texas. She received a Master of Science degree from the University of Texas, School of Public Health in Houston. Her area of expertise is water resource management. She was appointed NRMRL's Director in 2005. Prior to this appointment she was the Director of the Water Supply and Water Resources Division with the Laboratory. During her tenure as Director of the Water Supply and Water Resources Division, she was responsible for leading a national technology demonstration program for control of arsenic in drinking water. Prior to coming to U.S. EPA, she was responsible for administering several water programs for the State of Texas environmental agency in the areas of drinking water, water monitoring, wastewater treatment permitting, and utility rates.
She is a member of the American Water Works Association and the American Society of Civil Engineers and is past President of the Texas Environmental Health Association. She is a member of the Board of Directors for AIDIS U.S.A.


Luncheon Keynote Presentation: Thursday, January 28, 2016
Estevan López 

Commissioner, Department of Interior
Bureau of Reclamation  
"New Water for Today & Tomorrow" - USBR's Perspective"

Estevan López is the 22nd Commissioner of the Bureau of Reclamation, which is the largest wholesale water supplier in the United States and the nation's second largest producer of hydroelectric power. As Commissioner, López directs an agency of more than 5,000 employees who help maintain 475 dams and 337 reservoirs that provide more than 30 million acre-feet (10 trillion gallons) of water for 31 million people in the West. The Commissioner is also responsible for Reclamation's maintenance of 53 hydroelectric power plants that generate 40 billion kilowatt hours annually - about 15 percent of the nation's hydropower - and provides one out of five Western farmers with irrigation water for farmland that is the source of much of the nation's produce.

Since his confirmation on December 17, 2014, Commissioner López has been a key player in ensuring the sustainability and security of water and power supplies for our economy and future generations. With a $1 billion annual appropriated budget, Commissioner López prioritizes the agency's mission of delivering water and power while addressing potential impacts caused by drought and climate change. During his tenure, he has emphasized management tools such as basin studies and water sustainability activities including Reclamation's WaterSMART program.

He has a leading role in efforts to address drought in the arid West and leads the Bureau's efforts in ecological restoration in multiple western watersheds.

He is actively involved in the negotiation and implementation of Indian water rights settlements consistent with the federal trust responsibility to tribes and is an active participant in bi-national negotiations for sustainability pertaining to the Colorado River and Reclamation's relationship with Mexico. Serving in his role as Commissioner, López is also focused on seeking new investment to address the West's aging system of water infrastrucutre with an emphasis on prioritizing funding for operation and maintenance activities.

Prior to serving in his current role, López was the Director of New Mexico's Interstate Stream Commission (ISC), where he oversaw water management and negotiations with other states over interstate water matters. He represented New Mexico as the Governor's Representative on Colorado River Compact matters and as Commissioner to the Upper Colorado River Compact and Canadian River Compact commissions. While at the ISC, he also served as the Deputy State Engineer. Previous public sector positions López has held include serving as County Manager and Land Use and Utility Department Director for Santa Fe County and Public Utility Engineer for the New Mexico Public Utilities Commission. He also worked for several years in the private sector as an Engineer for ARCO Alaska Inc.

A native New Mexican, López earned two Bachelor of Science degrees from New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology; one in chemistry and one in petroleum engineering. He is a registered Professional Engineer in New Mexico.

López and his wife Susana have two grown children, Victoria and Juan, who attend college in New Mexico.

 

Opening Keynote Presentation: Friday, January 29, 2016
Mike Hightower
Distinguished Member Technical Staff
Sandia Laboratories
"Water Resources and Desal - Looking Back and Looking Forward 10 Years"

Mr. Hightower is a Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff in the Energy Security Center at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He is a civil and environmental engineer and has over 35 years experience in and research and development projects. He currently supports research and development projects addressing water and energy resource sustainability and water and energy infrastructure security and protection issues and challenges. These efforts include improved water resource sustainable use and management, brackish ground water and energy produced water use, assessing the impact of water availability on energy security and reliability, and improving the security, protection, and resiliency of water and energy infrastructures and resources.

Mike holds Bachelor and Master degrees in civil engineering from New Mexico State University. Mike has published over 150 reports and technical papers, including article in Nature, three Reports to Congress, and chapters in three books, addressing water security, water and energy interdependencies, and advanced desalination technologies. Mike has served on several boards including chair of ASME's Environmental Engineering Division, and currently the U.S. Water Alliance, and the Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Technical Advisory Committee.

 


 

MSSC 2015 Conference

Salinity, Scarcity & Solutions
Las Vegas, NV
Feb 19-20, 2015

Opening Keynote Presentation
"Water & Energy: Essential & Inseparable"

Carlos RubinsteinChairman, Texas Water Development Board, “Texas Can Be a Little Salty”

Speaker Session: Legislative/Funding

Moderator: Tracy TuckerVice President and Partner, Bracy Tucker Brown & Valanzano

 Speakers included:

John O’DonnellSenior Partner, Murray, Montgomery & O'Donnell
 
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Christopher Kearney , Senior Professional Staff Member, U.S. Senate, Energy and Natural Resources Committee


Speaker Session: How Desalination Supports Integrated Water Management 

Moderator/Speaker: John WhitlerResearch Manager, Water Research Foundation

 Speakers included:

John WhitlerResearch Manager, Water Research Foundation, “Past, Present, and Future Support for Integrated Water Management”
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Danielle Gallet, Program Manager, Metropolitan Planning Council, “Institutional Issues for Green-Grey Infrastructure and Integrated Water Management” 
 
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Thomas Seacord, Vice President, Carollo Engineers, Inc., “Guidelines for the Use of Stainless Steel in the Water and Desalination Industries-4431”
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Luncheon & Keynote: Speaker: Furthering Water Supply Diversification in Response to Crisis 

Speakers included:

Melissa MeekerExecutive Director, WateReuse Association and Research Foundation
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Speaker Session: Understanding the Opportunities and Challenges of Fracking in an Era of Water Supply Scarcity

Moderator: Justin SutherlandPrincipal Technologist, Carollo Engineers, Inc.

Speakers included:

Mark DonovanSenior Process Engineer, GHD, “Treating Produced Water for Use in Crop Irrigation – A Case Study from the Coal Seam Gas Industry in Queensland, Australia”
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Daniel B. StephensChairman of the Board and Founder, Daniel B. Stephens & Associates, Inc.“Analysis of Groundwater Monitoring Controversy at the Pavillion, Wyoming Natural Gas Field”
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John James TinterraPresident, Texas Water Recycling Association, “Water Wars and Regulatory Detente”
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Damon Roth, Project Manager, Environmental Engineering & Technology, Inc. (EE&T, Inc.), “Impacts of Bromide From Coal Plants on Disinfection By-products”
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Speaker Session: State of Regulatory Oversight of Saline Waters

 Moderator: Karl LongleyProfessor Emeritus, California Water Institute, California State University, Fresno

 Speakers included:

Scott ReinertHydrogeologist | Water Resources Manager, El Paso Water Utilities, and James BeachSenior Vice President, LBG-Guyton Associates, “Concentrate Management and Exempt Aquifer Permit for El Paso Water Utilities”
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Representative Lyle LarsonTexas State House of Representatives
 
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Celeste CantuGeneral Manager, Santa Ana Watershed Project Authority 

Robert Fowlie, Principal, Senior Project Manager, CDM Smith Inc., “Regulatory and Permitting Challenges for New Mexico’s First Municipal Desalination Plant in Alamogordo, NM”
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Speaker Session: International Experience Session

 Moderator: Val FrenkelVice President, Erler & Kalinowski Inc.

 Speakers included:

Mark LambertCEO, IDE Americas, Inc.
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David StewartPresident and CEO, Stewart Environmental Consultants, LLC, “Experience in Mexico with High Saline Waters Source Water for Refineries”
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Kevin PriceSenior Science and Technology Advisor, Middle East Desalination Research Center, Sultanate of Oman, MEDRC, “The New Strategic Plan for MEDRC” 

Tom PankratzConsultant/Editor, Water Desal Report, “Desalination in the US – An International Perspective”
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Opening Keynote, Friday, February 20th

Terry FulpRegional Director, Department of Interior, Bureau of Reclamation


Speaker Session: Source Control, a New Look at Water Softeners

 Moderator: Warren TeitzSenior Resource Specialist, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California

 Speakers included:

Chris HassertPlanning & Engineering Director, City of Scottsdale, “Progress Update on Scottsdale’s Two-Year Salinity Rebate Pilot Program”
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Peter FoxProfessor, Arizona State University, “The Potential Role of Physical Water Treatment Systems for Domestic Applications”
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Phil FriessDepartment Head, Technical Services, Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County, “Local Control of Automatic Water Softeners in the Santa Clarita Valley“
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H. Martin JessenVice President, Rayne Corporation, “Water Treatment Industry Efforts to Reduce Salt for Water Softeners”
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Speaker Session: Zero Discharge

 Moderator: Genoveva G. GomezDirector of Water/Wastewater Engineering, Planning & Treatment, Brownsville Public Utilities Board

 Speakers included:

Jim LozierVice President/Global Technology Leader for Desalination, CH2M Hill, “An Innovative Method for Treatment of Brines from Coal Seam Gas Production”
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Tom DavisDirector, Center for Inland Desalination Systems Professor, University of Texas – El Paso, “Squeezing Out the Last Drops: Achieving Zero Liquid Discharge using ZDD and Solar Salt Recover”
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John BalliewPresident and CEO, El Paso Water Utilities, “What To Do With All That Concentrate?”- An Overview of Concentrate Management Practices in Western United States”'
 
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Paul Jones IIGeneral Manager, Eastern Municipal Water District, “Eastern Municipal Water District’s Brackish Desalination Concentrate Treatment and Disposal Options and Economics”
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MSSC 2014 Conference Program & Speaker Bios


Sustainable Solutions in an Era of Climate Variability
Las Vegas, NV
Feb 20 - 21, 2014
 2014 Summit Program
 2014 Program Speaker Bios
2014 Summit Attendees

 

Opening Keynote Presentation
"Water & Energy: Essential & Inseparable"

Bob Yamada, Water Resources Manager, San Diego County Water, “Carlsbad Desalination Project:  A Sustainable, Drought-Proof Water Supply for the San Diego Region”

 


Speaker Session: Legislative/Funding
Speakers included:

Kiel Weaver, Majority Staffer, House Natural Resource Committee

Camille Calimlim Touton, Minority Staffer, House Natural Resource Committee

Joshua Johnson, Minority Staffer, Senate Energy and Natural Resource Committee

Michael Gabaldon, Operations Manager, Water Business Line, AECOM, “Legislative Interests, Federal Agency vs Private Sector”

 


Speaker Session: Desalination Systems – Post Construction and Operational Lessons Learned
Speakers included:

Scott Reinert, Hydrogeologist / Water Resources Manager, El Paso Water Utilities, “An Overview of the Kay Bailey Hutchison Desalination Plant”
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Horacio Juarez, Operations Manager, CDM-Smith, “Design and Operation of the Desalination System (reverse osmosis) in Fabens, Texas”
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Janet Clements, Senior Economist, Stratus Consulting Inc., “Desalination Concentrate Management Policy Analysis for the Arid West”
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Stefan Schuster, Texas Water Resources Strategy Leader, MWH, “Overview of the Factors Involved with the Design of a Large Scale Seawater Desalination Plant”
James Murphy,
Executive Manager of Water Resources and Utility Operations, Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority, “Overview of the Factors Involved with the Design of a Large Scale Seawater Desalination Plant”
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Luncheon & Keynote: Speaker: Addressing Climate Change in Long-term Water Resources Planning and Management - Florentine C
Speakers included:

Dr. James Prairie, Hydraulic Engineer, U.S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Reclamation, “Integrating Climate Change into Long-Term Planning in the Colorado River Basin: the Colorado River Basin Study”
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Chad Johannesen, Hydrogeologist, Daniel B. Stephens & Associates, Inc., “Lower Rio Grande Salinity Monitoring”
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Speaker Session: Collaborations Key to Advancing Research in Water Supply Diversification and Sustainable Utility Operations
Speakers included:

Silvana Ghiu, Project Engineer, Separation Processes, Inc., “Seawater Desalination Energy Consumption Modeling”

Chris Rayburn, Director, Subscriber and Research Services, Water Research Foundation, “Seawater Desalination Energy Consumption Modeling (WaterRF Tailored Collaboration Project #4446)”

Charles Herrick, Executive Vice President, Stratus Consulting, Inc., “Changing Organizational Culture to Promote Sustainable Water Operations:  A Guidebook for Water Utility Sustainability Champions”
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Patricia Tennyson, Executive Vice President, Katz & Associates, Inc., “Development of Public Communication Toolbox for Desalination”
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Mark Millan, Principal, Data Instincts, “Development of Public Communication Toolbox for Desalination”

 


Speaker Session: Brine Streams Disposal and Use
Speakers included:

Karl Longley, Professor Emeritus, California Water Institute, California State University, Fresno, “Critical Issues with Brine Stream Management in Inland Regions”

Yoram Cohen, Professor, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering University of California, Los Angeles, “High Recovery RO Desalination - Toward ZLD via Integration with Chemically Enhanced Seeded Precipitation”
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Deane Little, CEO, New Sky Energy, “Converting Waste Salt into Useful Chemicals for Agriculture and Industry”

Ron Durbin, Director of Solar Development, Solar Process for Salt Concentration, U.C. Merced, “Evaporation for Salt Recovery Using Low Cost Solar Thermal Collectors”
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Speaker Session: Salinity Control in Oil, Gas and Mining Industries
Speakers included:

David R. Stewart, President and CEO, Stewart Environmental Consultants, Inc., “Brackish Water as an Alternative Water Supply for Oil and Gas Exploration”
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Val Frenkel, Vice President, Erler & Kalinowski, Inc. “Salinity Control in Oil, Gas and Mining Industries”

Brian Butters, President, Purifics ES Inc. “Maximizing Limited Water Resources Using Sustainable, Chemical Free Technologies with Environmental & Economic Advantage”
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Opening Keynote, Friday, February 21st

John Grant, General Manager, Colorado River Municipal Water District, “Big Spring Regional Water Reclamation Project”
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Speaker Session: Regional Advances in Water Reuse Practices
Speakers included:

Alan Plummer, Chairman, Alan Plummer Associates, “Reuse Texas Style: Making the most of water in the Lone Star State”
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Timothy Thomure, Associate Vice President & Water Reuse Practice Lead, HDR Engineering, Inc., “An Update on the Steering Committee on Arizona Potable Reuse (SCAPR)”
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Gary Darling, General Manager, Delta Diablo Sanitation District, “Partnering to Success – Leveraging Opportunities and Addressing Challenges Together”
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Speaker Session: Indirect & Direct Potable Reuse – Lessons in Planning and Implementation
Speakers included:

Gilbert Trejo, Principal Engineer, ARCADIS U.S. Inc., “DPR in El Paso Region (10,000 ac-ft 2 to 3 years)”
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Keith Israel, General Manager, Monterey Regional Water Pollution Agency, “Indirect Potable Reuse Planning in Monterey, California”
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Andrew Salveson, Associate Vice President, Carollo Engineers, “Pilot-Scale and Full-Scale Analysis of Direct Potable Reuse”

 


MSSC 2013 Conference Program & Speaker Bios

Embracing Innovation & Overcoming Barriers
Las Vegas, NV
Feb 14 - 15, 2013
 2013 Summit Program
 2013 Program Speaker Bios
 2013 Summit Attendees

 

Opening Keynote Presentation
"Water & Energy: Essential & Inseparable"

Michael Gabadon
US Department of the Interior,
Bureau of Reclamation

 


Speaker Session: Legislative/Funding

Speakers included John O'Donnell, Murray Montgomery & O'Donnell; Eric Sapirstein, ENS Resources, Inc.; Ken Kirk, National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA); Tom Curtis, Amnerican Water Works Association (AWWA); Joshua Johnson, Senate Energy & National Resources Committee; Sara Tucker, Senate Energy & National Resources Committee

Tom Curtis, Deputy Executive Director
American Water Works Association (AWWA)
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Ken Kirk, Executive Director
National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA)
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Speaker Session: From Research to the Field

Speakers included Randy Shaw, Facility Manager, Bureau of Reclamation; Brent Alspach, Senior Environmental Engineer, Malcolm Pirnie, the Water Division of ARCADIS; Maurice Neo, Director for Industry Development & Managing Director or the Singapore International Water, PUB Singapore

Randy Shaw, Facility Manager
Bureau of Reclamation
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Brent Alspach, Senior Environmental Engineer
Malcolm Pirnie
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Maurice Neo
PUB Singapore
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Luncheon & Keynote: Effective Partnering: The Public End of Public-Private Partnerships

Speakers included Jorge Arroyo, Texas Water Development Board; Chris Rayburn, Water Research Foundation; Thaddeus Wilson, M3 Capital Partners, LLC

 

 


Speaker Session: Direct Potable Reuse: How close to reality?

Speakers included Robert Mace, Texas Water Development Board; Alan Plummer, Founder, Alan Plummer & Associates, Inc; David Sloan, Senior Process Engineer, Freese & Nichols; Rhodes Trussell, Founder/CEO, Trussell Technologies, Inc.; Richard Nagel, West Basin Municipal Water District

Alan Plummer, Founder
Alan Plummer & Associates, Inc.
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David Sloan, Senior Process Engineer
Freese & Nichols
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Rhodes Trussell, Founder/CEO
Trussell Technologies, Inc
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Speaker Session: Development & Implementation of Salinity & Nitrate Management for California's Central Valley

Speakers included Karl Longley, California Water Institute, California State University Fresno; Tess Dunham, Somach Simmons & Dunn; Timothy Moore, Risk Sciences; Daniel Cozad, Principal Consultant & President, Integrated Planning & Management, Inc; Pamela Creedon, Executive Officer, Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board; Richard Meyerhoff, Vice President, CDM Smith

Daniel Cozad, Principal Consultant & President
Integrated Planning & Management, Inc.
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Pamela Creedon, Executive Officer
Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board
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Richard Meyerhoff, Vice President
CDM Smith
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Speaker Session: Alternative Energy for Desalination

Speakers included Jose Faria, California Department of Water Resources; Rick Bond, Process Engineer, Water Technologies Division, Black & Veatch; Roland Winston, Professor School of Engineering & School of Natural Sciences, University of California at Merced; Jeffrey Mosher, Executive Director, Southern California Salinity Coalition, National Water Research Institute; Michael Pollack, Senior Director, Mechanical Engineering, Concurrent Technologies Corporation

Rick Bond, Process Engineer
Black & Veatch
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Roland Winston, Professor
School of Engineering & School of Natural Sciences, University of California at Merced
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Jeff Mosher, Executive Director
Southern California Salinity Coalition, National Water Research Institute
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Opening Keynote, Friday, February 15th

Speaking was Richard Nagel, General Manager, West Basin Municipal Water District

Richard Nagel, General Manager
West Basin Municipal Water District
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Speaker Session: Salinity Management in Oil, Gas & Mining Industries

Speakers included Val Frenkel, Malcolm Pirnie, the Water Division of ARCADIS; Peter Sharry, GHD; Paul Choules, Water Standard; Patrick Brady, Sandia National Laboratories.

Peter Sharry
GHD
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Paul Choules
Water Standard
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Patrick Brady
Sandia National Laboratories
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Speaker Session: National & Regional Research

Speakers included Edmund Archuleta, President & CEO, El Paso Water Utilities; Sally Gutierrez, Director of Environmental Technology Innovation Clusters, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; Ron Sullivan, Director, Eastern Municipal Water District; Thomas Davis, Director, Center for Inland Water Desalination Systems

Edmund Archuleta, President & CEO
El Paso Water Utilities
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Sally Gutierrez, Director of Environmental Technology Innovation Clusters
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
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Ron Sullivan, Director
Eastern Municipal Water District
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Thomas Davis, Director
Center for Inland Water Desalination Systems
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MSSC 2012 Conference Program & Speaker Bios

 
Shaping Our Vision
Las Vegas, NV
Jan 26-27, 2012
 2012 Summit Program
 2012 Program Speaker Bios
 2012 Summit Attendees

Opening Keynote Presentation

"Water & Energy: Essential & Inseparable"
James McDaniel
Los Angeles Department of Water & Power
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Speaker Session: Policy Options in Austere Budget

Mike Dunbar, General Manager
South Coast Water District
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Speaker Session: Salinity Management Objectives -- A 10-Year Progress Report & The Road Ahead

Don Barnett, Executive Director

Colorado River Basin Salinity Control Forum
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Luncheon Keynote: A Unified Voice for Water Desalination & Salinity Management in the Golden State

Ron Davis, Executive Director

CalDesal
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Speaker Session: Controlling Salinity Before It Controls You

Richard Bilinski, Project Manager

US Army Corp of Engineers
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Kib Jacobson, Program Manager
US Bureau of Reclamation
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Chuck Collum, Colorado River Programs Manager
Central Arizona Project
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Robert Mace, Deputy Exec Administrator for Water Science & Conservation
Texas Water Development Board
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Speaker Session: Innovation & Creativity -- Cutting Edge, Emerging Technologies, Solar Energy (New Technologies)

Tzahi Cath, Professor

Colorado School of Mines
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Richard Luthy, Professor
Stanford University
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Shane Walker, Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering
University of Texas El Paso
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Philip Brandhuber, Professional Associate
HDR Engineering, Inc.
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Speaker Session: Seawater Desalination -- The Pros and Cons of Co-located Power & Desalination Plants

Val Frenkel, Licensed Professional Engineer

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Nikolay Voutchkov, President
Water Globe Consulting, LLC
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Speaker Session: Emerging Solutions in Concentrate Management

Charlie He, Associate

Corollo Engineers
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Keith Lampi, Vice President of Operations
HTI
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Tom Davis, Director, Center for Inland Desalination Systems Professor
University of Texas at El Paso
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Speaker Session: National & International Desalination Developments

Fredi Lokiec, EVP, Special Projects

IDE Technologies, Ltd
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Tom Seacord, Associate Vice President
Corollo Engineers
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Tom Pankratz, Consultant/Editor
Water Desal Report
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Emily Tenenbaum, New Applications Project Manager
Volteo
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2011 Summit presentations

Meeting Water Challenges, Old & New
Feb 17-18, 2011
San Antonio, TX

Final 2011 Salinity Program
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  Desalination in Texas - Lewis McMahan
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  Permitting Considerations for Spanish Desalination - Julio Zorilla
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  Desalination Projects Are Possible - Jim Heitzman
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  Challenges in Brackish Groundwater Desalination Project Development - Charles Ahrens
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  Overview of the TWDB's Brackish Groundwater Desalination Efforts - Kevin Ward
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  Zero Liquid Discharge for Inland Desalination - Rick Bond
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  Large-Scale Pilot of Nano Filtration of Seawater - Dr. Robert Cheng
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  Contributions of Permeation Resistance in a VSEP RO System... - Dr Wei Shi
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  Reducing the Stress of Rural Community Desalination... - Ken Rainwater
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  Energy & Rainwater: Challenges & Opportunities - John Merson
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  Combined Brine Solutions - Portland Cement & Water Distillation - Chris Jahn
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  Navigating the Regulatory & Permitting Hurdles for Concentrate Disposal - Douglas Brown
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  Central Arizona Salinity Study: Seeking Regional Solutions - Thomas Poulson
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  The Future Role of Desalination in Texas - Mike Irlbeck
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  The Implementation of Desalination Projects in Arizona... - Chuck Collum
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  Thirty Years of Success in Implementing Desalination - Roger Noack
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  Comments on the Outlook for the Desalination Agenda - J. Tom Ray
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  Future of Desalination - Ed Archuleta
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2010 Summit presentations

Water and Energy: Preparing for Global Impacts
Feb 18-19, 2010
Monte Carlo Resort and Casino
Las Vegas, NV

Final 2010 Salinity Program
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  Desalination in Texas - Jorge A. Arroyo
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  Evaluation of a Seawater Desalination Project in Rosarito, Mexico - Cesar Lopez
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  Central Valley Salinity/Nutrient Management Planning Through CV-SALTS - Daniel Cozad
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  California Desalination Regulation Issues and Status - David L. Mayer
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  What Water Agencies Can Do Now About Climate Change - Erica Brown
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  Reducing Carbon Footprint of a Seawater Desalination Plant - An Australian Case Study - Gary J. Crisp
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  Leading Australian Research in Desalination - Joe Flynn
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  Australian National Desalination Research Centre and Joint Research Opportunities - Joe Flynn
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  Desalination 2010 - A Global Perspective and Trends - Lisa Henthorne
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  Overview on Climate Change, Impacts on Water in a Changing Climate - Michael L. Strobel
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  Policy Directions for Desalination & Adanced Water Treatment - Wade Miller
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  Why is US Seawater Desalination Lagging Behind? - Tom Pankratz
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  Using Kidneys in Reverse Osmosis - Paul Choules
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  CARBON AND ENERGY FOOTPRINT ANALYSES: DYNAMIC TOOLS FOR PROCESS OPTIMIZATION AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REDUCTION IN WATER AND WASTEWATER TREATMENT - Diego Rosso
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  ZDD Technology for Concentrate Management in Groundwater Desalination - Thomas A. Davis
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  Co-Locating Desalination Plants: Major Aspects & Scenarios - Val S. Frenkel
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  Precipitation Variability and Projection Uncertainties in Climate Change Adaptation: Go Local! - Dr. Y. Jeffrey Yang
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2009 Summit Presentations

Water and Energy: Our Future in the Balance
January 15 - 16, 2009
Monte Carlo Resort and Casino
Las Vegas, NV

Final 2009 Salinity Program
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The following presentations were made at the conference and are available for download:
  San Francisco Bay Area Sustainable Resource Development Project - Gary Darling
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  Water Utility Resources for Salinity and Concentrate Management - Joshua M. Dickinson
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  Development of Brackish Groundwater and a Sustainable Supply to Support Growth and Military Base Expansion in El Paso - Paul J. Gorder
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  MSSC 2009 - Water and Energy: Our Future in the Balance - Andrea McNemar
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  Economics and Energy Requirements for Various Water Treatment / Brine Management Options - Mike Mickley
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  Update on the National Desalination Research Roadmapping Effort - Mark J. Rigali
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  Financial Aspects of Brine Line Construction & Operation - Jack Safely
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  The Rio Grande Project Salinity Management Coalition: First Steps Toward Interstate Solutions - Rolf Schmidt-Petersen
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  Water-Energy-Carbon Nexus and Climate Action Plans for Desalination Plants - Alan Zelenka
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2008 Summit Presentations

Final 2008 Salinity Program
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The following presentations were made at the conference and are available for download:
   The Bay Area Regional Desalination Project - Hasan Abdullah
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   Supply, Demand and Brackish Water Desalination - Jorge Arroyo, P.E.
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   Electric Power-Water Sustainability - Robert Goldstein
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   Bureau of Reclamation Advanced Water Treatment Technology Research Programs
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   Researching Innovative Solutions for Seawater Desalination at the Long Beach Water Department - Robert C. Cheng, Kevin L. Wattier
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   US Population Wants to Live In Water Scarce RegionsUS Regions
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   Salinity Regulatory Climate and System Impacts - Pamela Creedon, PE, Karl Longley, ScD, PE
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   Desalination in the Monterey BayDesalination BayNational Marine SanctuaryNational Sanctuary - Brad Damitz
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   Case Study: Using Recycled Water to Facilitate Energy Generation - Gary W. Darling
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   Salt Management in California’s San Joaquin Valley - Jose I. Faria, P.E.
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   Considerations in Using Renewable Energy in Water Supply Development - Mike Hightower
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   Geologic Salinity Sources and Management Options for the Rio Grande - James Hogan, Fred Phillips
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   Oceanographic Considerations for Desalination Plants In California Coastal Waters - Scott A. Jenkins, PhD
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   An Update on Water Resources and Salinity Management in Tucson - Bruce Johnson
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   Working to Understand Our Ground Water Resources - Relating Quanitity, Quality, and Use
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   How to Make Seawater Desalination Successful: Middle East ExperienceMiddle Experience - Boris Liberman Ph.D
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   Brackish Groundwater Desalination - Janelle Wright Okorie
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   Natural Treatment Systems: Membrane Concentrates Natural
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   Global Trends and Challenges in Seawater Desalination - Tom Pankratz
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   Transforming Policy to Production Through Desalting Research: The Role of NGOs - Chris Rayburn
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   Climate Change Impacts and Solutions - Robert C. Renner
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   Creating a Sustainability Index to Compare Water Supply Options: A Southern California Example - Dan Rodrigo
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   Overview of Concentrate Management Technologies - Sandeep Sethi, Ph.D., P.E.
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   Making the Water-Energy Link - Alan Stephens
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   Beneficial Reuse: Using Wastewater in Agriculture - Donald L. Suarez
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   Water Storage & Salinity Control in the Colorado River Basin - Nick Williams
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2005 Summit Presentations

Policies for Successful Desalination Programs
December 8-9, 2005
The Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town
Albuquerque, New Mexico

2005 Salinity Summit Summary
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Final 2005 Salinity Program
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The following presentations were made at the conference and are available for download:
    Californians Support Economically and Environmentally Feasible Desalination Projects - Karajeh
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    Co-Location of Desalination and Power Plants - Tom
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    Creative Financing Solutions for Desalination Facilities - Archuleta
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    Desalination as a Water Supply - Karajeh, Johns
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    Economic Framework for Evaluating Desal and Reuse Projects - Raucher
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    Getting Policy Makers and Community Planners On Board - Maxwell
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    Newark Desalination Facility - Piraino
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    Regulatory Driven R&D for Desalination - Beuhler
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    Surfrider Foundation Desalination Issue Summary - Geever
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    Technical Innovations for Energy Cost Reduction - Voutchkov
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    The Role of El Paso Water Utilities in the Formation and Projects of the Paso del Norte Watershed Council - Fahy
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    Treatment Plant and Dog Park - Mansfield
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